Byron’s Best Surf Breaks
So it’s a timely reminder that the Byron Bay Surf Festival is coming up (21-25th February 2018) and to book in your accommodation STAT. If you are heading this way to be a part of this awesome surf fest, and you do love to put your board in the water then read on for the surfer’s guide to the best surf breaks in Byron baby!
Are you an avid surfer? Do you dream of spending your holiday chasing the best waves and getting in the greenroom? Is your idea of a perfect getaway one where you strap your boards to the roof racks and set off in search of the perfect peeling point break? Yes? Then Byron is your destination.
Byron Bay is renowned for its sun, sand and surf. It’s a surfer’s paradise with countless beach and point breaks to choose from. Here’s our top picks:
Tallow Beach spans 6.5km from Suffolk Park to Byron Bay and offers surfers a plethora of beach breaks. Byron Holiday Park backs right onto Tallow Beach so when staying here a surf at Tallows is as easy as ‘grab and go’. With such an expanse of beach both goofy and natural footers are catered to and with no shortage of space you don’t have to worry about crowds. The swell can get very big at Tallows so it’s most suitable for the more experienced surfers.
The Pass is possibly the most renowned surf spot in Byron Bay. It’s an epic right hand point and beach break where you can ride a smooth, peeling wave from the Pass all the way through to Clarks, further down the beach. The Pass is known as a long boarder’s nirvana as these rolling waves allow for a long, flowing ride. When a 2 – 3 foot south-easterly swell comes through you get the perfect conditions for a stellar session at the Pass.
At Wategos Beach you can literally look up and see the lighthouse from out the back. When conditions are at their best, this beach produces some of the most fun waves in the area. But equally on small days, Wategos is a great place to take down a foamy and learn to surf. Unfortunately, Wategos and The Pass can get easily blown out with a northerly wind so best to check the surf report before heading to these spots.
The Wreck is located just north of Byron’s Main Beach. As the name suggests, the Wreck is a shipwreck which creates sandbanks that boast some seriously good waves in the right conditions. This fun little break is a very popular one amongst locals and visitors and is a great spot for an afternoon session – you can surf here while your friends watch from up on the break wall.
Lennox Head Point
Although this one is not technically in Byron it’s a must for all the keen and experienced surfers – and it’s only 20 minutes drive south from Byron Holiday Park. Lennox Head Point is known as one of the best point breaks on the east coast of Australia. When conditions are right, waves can get up over 8 foot. This area is so popular with elite surfers that there’s even a Pro Junior Circuit comp held here!